Number      00881

Scan Date     7/15/02

Time Period     1938

Subject Matter      Last Confederate Veteran who remained in Union County

Location      Monroe, North Carolina


Reuben James

Photographer (if known)

Rev. Frederick Drane


It is believed that the last surviving Union County veteran was James A. Lowery of the 48th NC Regiment, Co. A (per Monroe Enquirer dated January 29, 1942, page 1).   He was still living in Florida in January 1942.  Reuben James died March 23, 1940 in Union County and was buried at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in the New Salem area.

Subject, Photographer, Notes revised or added by Patricia Poland, Union County Public Library

Measurements of original photograph

Height  2"

Width  2 1/2"

Type of photograph    Black and White